Last night at Revolver and Guitar World's 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Roast, a host of rockers and comedians took aim at Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, firing a nonstop barrage of barbs and one-liners that would make an ordinary man cry. But, as last night's endless stream of insults and anecdotes made perfectly clear, Snider is not a normal man.
Tremolo is the technique of sustaining (actually rearticulating) a note with fast, controlled alternate picking (not to be confused with amp tremolo, which varies the volume). Tremolo originated as a way to maintain notes on acoustic stringed instruments beyond their natural decay time to emulate the long, sustaining notes of the human voice or a wind instrument. While the electric guitar offers other options for sustaining a note, tremolo picking a simple melody gives it a kinetic quality that can transform it into something energetic and memorable and create a virtual “wall of sound.”
Get ready! Guitar World and Revolver's Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider takes place tonight, January 24, at the Grove in Anaheim, California. The Twisted Sister frontman, and this year's venerable Roast honoree, was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver magazine.
This week at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, Boss announced three new "next-generation" compact pedals featuring the company's Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP): the TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion. and MO-2 Multi Overtone.
The John Varvatos clothing line, which has made a habit of using rockers in its recent ads — everyone from Paul Weller to Joe Perry to Iggy Pop — has recruited a new set of six-string stars for its latest campaign.